Journal clubs are a time-honored method of teaching literature appraisal skills in many residency programs.
A questionnaire was completed by 57 hand surgery fellowship directors and 91 hand fellows to define the role of the journal club in hand fellowship training.
We sought to identify definitive characteristics of hand surgery journal clubs and assess their strengths and weaknesses.
One hundred forty-eight of 164 (90%) directors and fellows responded, yielding information on 57 of 58 accredited hand fellowships.
Forty-nine of 57 (86%) responding fellowships have a journal club.
The majority of clubs meet monthly for 1 to 2 hours, usually within the hospital.
The primary purpose is to familiarize both fellows and attendings with the current literature.
Most often, fellows choose the articles, which are most commonly original research and review articles.
Usually, faculty presides, and residents and fellows present.
Increased faculty participation was the most frequently suggested improvement.
The great majority of those surveyed felt that their journal club was successful and was an important part of the fellowship training.
We conclude that journal clubs have a high perceived value by participants, and recommend the journal club to all hand surgery communities, with or without fellowship involvement.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgien, Main, Utilisation, Article, Enquête, Homme, Chirurgie, Microchirurgie, Traitement, Main pathologie, Enseignement, Littérature scientifique, Médecine, Journal Club
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgeon, Hand, Use, Article, Survey, Human, Surgery, Microsurgery, Treatment, Disease of the hand, Teaching, Scientific literature, Medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0038142
Code Inist : 002B25N. Création : 31/05/1999.